(Open Cluster) + LBN
718 and 719 (Bright Nebulae) in Perseus - LRGB
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at 2x resolution
NGC 1342 is the Open Cluster on the left above centre. The gas swirling
around the frame is a large part of the LBN (Lynd's Bright Nebulae) 718
Scope: Planewave 12.5" CDK
Camera: Apogee U16M (16803 ccd) w Astrodon Gen II Filters
Mount: Paramount ME
12/12/14 x 10 min each of RGB
51 x 10min Luminance
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
Images acquired using CCD-Commander and TheSkyX
Reduction and all pre-processing in PixInsight.
RGB processed in PixInsight using SPCC, BlurX, NoiseX then
processed in PixInsight using BlurX, NoiseX, then
StarX followed by HistogramTransformation, Curves and
contrast) then the stars were restored.
L+RGB done in Photoshop.
Additional tweaks in Photoshop.